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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
crescent moon
▪ a crescent moon
full moon
half moon
moon boot
Moon landings
▪ the Apollo Moon landings
moon shone
▪ The moon shone brightly in the sky.
new moon
▪ Behind those big moon glasses she reminded him of a young owl.
▪ I watched that big Oregon prairie moon above me put all the stars around it to shame.
▪ She can read. Big green moon and her with a book of poetry her Gran had.
▪ So now he just comes round once in a blue moon.
▪ A blue moon is the second full moon in one month.
▪ Once in a blue moon the addressing system itself changes.
▪ That happens only once in a blue moon, when the weather is cold enough and thus the ice thick enough.
▪ The most recent observation of a blue moon was in Edinburgh in 1950.
▪ And Eleanor was damn lucky to have him as an escort once in a blue moon.
▪ There is a bright moon, and the sky is full of stars.
▪ The sheen of a bright moon revealed the sad carnage of the day, and the horrors of war be-came vividly distinct.
▪ The full bright moon and the reflection of the snow made a mockery of the night.
▪ The bright moon shines over the hollow hill.
▪ The moon was high overhead - a bright, full moon that seemed to float in the dark mirror of the water.
▪ A bright moon lighted up the fields and woods.
▪ There was a bright moon and on looking closer I saw a dark smear coming from his mouth.
▪ I is a clear night with a bright moon.
▪ Now I am passing an area where the crescent moon flag flies over shops, bakeries and mosques.
▪ A thin crescent moon will appear to the left of Venus the evening of July 6.
▪ A high wind frayed the sails of clouds until a crescent moon limned each shred with white gold.
▪ The sun has dipped beneath the horizon, leaving behind a pink glow joined by a crescent moon.
▪ A crescent moon showed occasionally which helped.
▪ About frangipani blooms and crescent moons.
▪ She had a nose stud shaped like a tiny crescent moon and alternate fingernails on both hands were painted black.
▪ The crescent moon passes Jupiter low in the east before dawn Jan. 18.
▪ It is a beautiful night, a full moon and a few bright stars against the black sky over the Heath.
▪ The full moon last night was so bright I could almost read by it.
▪ The full bright moon and the reflection of the snow made a mockery of the night.
▪ Clouds drifted over to veil the almost full moon, and I heard somewhere from Gammon Ridge a deep, howling wail.
▪ Overnight the cloud had been whisked away and a full moon hovered in the sky, drenching the rooftops with pale silver.
▪ It falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon of Spring.
▪ His eyes behind the glasses looked like the full moon shining into two windows.
▪ During the middle of each month the full moon was attacked by a colossal sow and ravenously devoured.
▪ A slender new crescent moon lay on its back high in the clear night sky.
▪ By the time of the next new moon, the tribe had seen one birth and two deaths.
▪ The night was clear, and arched up from the hills with a new moon rising over their crests.
▪ It was black as night at new moon and white as frost at first light.
▪ It was a mild night with clouds drifting across the sky and occasionally obscuring the new moon.
▪ In section seven she invites the new moon to dance on her heart, so that they can be extinguished together.
▪ There was a new moon, and its pale light cast soft shadows in the stillness.
▪ Near the time of new moon there is no point on the Moon that can both see sunlight and transmit to Earth.
▪ Granny flew high above the roaring treetops, under a half moon.
▪ As space technology, Bio2 is the most thrilling news since the moon landings.
▪ The chance of flying to the moon under one's own power has a probability of 0.
▪ We were now flying to the moon.
▪ There was as much chance of that as flying to the moon but Wilson was grateful for Pen's long memory.
▪ The holiday has to do with other worldliness, spectral phenomena, lonesome caped creatures rising across the moon.
▪ The cantata ends with a famous meditation on the setting moon and Pleiades.
▪ I saw the machine they set down on the moon.
▪ He was the first person to set foot on the moon. 3.
▪ I wanted to be the first astronaut to set foot on the moon.
▪ The sky was clear and a full moon shone, lighting the landscape.
▪ When the clouds thinned, and the bright moon shone through, the dead arms of the elms seemed to beckon.
▪ It was a balmy night with a full moon and the city shone Picasso blue.
▪ The moon shone overhead like a new dime.
▪ They kept on walking, however, and at night the moon came out and shone brightly.
▪ A full moon shone through silvery clouds, adding a dreamy air to the scene.
▪ Everything becomes so much easier and some people have an experience akin to walking on air or walking on the moon.
▪ To sit by fires and watch the moon rise.
▪ He watched the moon rise through his binoculars.
once in a blue moon
Once in a blue moon Eric will offer to help with the dishes, but usually he doesn't do any housework at all.
▪ I used to spend a lot of time in London, but now I only go there once in a blue moon.
▪ We go out to eat once in a blue moon.
▪ And Eleanor was damn lucky to have him as an escort once in a blue moon.
▪ So now he just comes round once in a blue moon.
▪ That happens only once in a blue moon, when the weather is cold enough and thus the ice thick enough.
promise sb the moon/the earth
▪ the moons of Saturn
▪ There's no moon tonight.
▪ Already the moon was up, a full moon bathing everything in a pale blue light.
▪ But it was like the moon.
▪ I opened my eyes and through the cabin window saw the sliver of the moon just over the horizon.
▪ It fell on my legs and lap through the skylight, a lovely slow silver moon.
▪ Staff here are all over the moon.
▪ There was nothing she could not do, he said, check the stars, even, and the moon.
▪ We arrived by the light of the moon.
▪ You spend the next two days en route to the moon.
▪ Sometimes it's so they can moon around and say how beautiful it all was and pretend they're still lifers there.
▪ What good can you do mooning around worrying, picking at your food like an anorexic, and giving yourself splitting headaches?
▪ But there was no point in mooning around until then.
once in a blue moon
Once in a blue moon Eric will offer to help with the dishes, but usually he doesn't do any housework at all.
▪ I used to spend a lot of time in London, but now I only go there once in a blue moon.
▪ We go out to eat once in a blue moon.
▪ And Eleanor was damn lucky to have him as an escort once in a blue moon.
▪ So now he just comes round once in a blue moon.
▪ That happens only once in a blue moon, when the weather is cold enough and thus the ice thick enough.
▪ One couple mooned the President's limousine as it drove past.
▪ And Alice had better get off her high horse and realize there was more to life than mooning over Lester Stoner.
▪ Is that you mooning about again?
▪ It's bad enough that Timothy's mooning over her like a schoolboy, wet behind the ears.
▪ Sometimes it's so they can moon around and say how beautiful it all was and pretend they're still lifers there.
▪ What good can you do mooning around worrying, picking at your food like an anorexic, and giving yourself splitting headaches?
▪ You did not moon about love.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Moon \Moon\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mooned; p. pr. & vb. n. Mooning.]

  1. To expose to the rays of the moon.

    If they have it to be exceeding white indeed, they seethe it yet once more, after it hath been thus sunned and mooned.

  2. To expose one's naked buttocks to (a person); -- a vulgar sign of contempt or disrespect, sometimes done as a prank.


Moon \Moon\, v. i. To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner.

Elsley was mooning down the river by himself.
--C. Kingsley.


Moon \Moon\ (m[=oo]n), n. [OE. mone, AS. m[=o]na; akin to D. maan, OS. & OHG. m[=a]no, G. mond, Icel. m[=a]ni, Dan. maane, Sw. m[*a]ne, Goth. m[=e]na, Lith. men[*u], L. mensis month, Gr. mh`nh moon, mh`n month, Skr. m[=a]s moon, month; prob. from a root meaning to measure (cf. Skr. m[=a] to measure), from its serving to measure the time. [root]27

  1. Cf. Mete to measure, Menses, Monday, Month.] 1. The celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light, borrowed from the sun, is reflected to the earth, and serves to dispel the darkness of night. The diameter of the moon is 2,160 miles, its mean distance from the earth is 240,000 miles, and its mass is one eightieth that of the earth. See Lunar month, under Month.

    The crescent moon, the diadem of night.

  2. A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or Saturn.

  3. The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in her orbit; a month.

  4. (Fort.) A crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon.

  5. The deliberately exposed naked buttocks. [slang] Moon blindness.

    1. (Far.) A kind of ophthalmia liable to recur at intervals of three or four weeks.

    2. (Med.) Hemeralopia.

      Moon dial, a dial used to indicate time by moonlight.

      Moon face, a round face like a full moon.

      Moon madness, lunacy. [Poetic]

      Moon month, a lunar month.

      Moon trefoil (Bot.), a shrubby species of medic ( Medicago arborea). See Medic.

      Moon year, a lunar year, consisting of lunar months, being sometimes twelve and sometimes thirteen.

      blue moon, see blue moon in the vocabulary.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English mona, from Proto-Germanic *menon- (cognates: Old Saxon and Old High German mano, Old Frisian mona, Old Norse mani, Danish maane, Dutch maan, German Mond, Gothic mena "moon"), from PIE *me(n)ses- "moon, month" (cognates: Sanskrit masah "moon, month;" Avestan ma, Persian mah, Armenian mis "month;" Greek mene "moon," men "month;" Latin mensis "month;" Old Church Slavonic meseci, Lithuanian menesis "moon, month;" Old Irish mi, Welsh mis, Breton miz "month"), probably from root *me- "to measure," in reference to the moon's phases as the measure of time.\n

\nA masculine noun in Old English. In Greek, Italic, Celtic, Armenian the cognate words now mean only "month." Greek selene (Lesbian selanna) is from selas "light, brightness (of heavenly bodies)." Old Norse also had tungl "moon," ("replacing mani in prose" - Buck), evidently an older Germanic word for "heavenly body," cognate with Gothic tuggl, Old English tungol "heavenly body, constellation," of unknown origin or connection. Hence Old Norse tunglfylling "lunation," tunglœrr "lunatic" (adj.).\n

\nExtended 1665 to satellites of other planets. To shoot the moon "leave without paying rent" is British slang from c.1823; card-playing sense perhaps influenced by gambler's shoot the works (1922) "go for broke" in shooting dice. The moon race and the U.S. space program of the 1960s inspired a number of coinages, including, from those skeptical of the benefits to be gained, moondoggle (based on boondoggle). The man in the moon is mentioned since early 14c.; he carries a bundle of thorn-twigs and is accompanied by a dog. Some Japanese, however, see a rice-cake-making rabbit in the moon.


c.1600, "to expose to moonlight;" later "idle about" (1836), "move listlessly" (1848), probably on notion of being moonstruck. The meaning "to flash the buttocks" is first recorded 1968, U.S. student slang, from moon (n.) "buttocks" (1756), "probably from the idea of pale circularity" [Ayto]. See moon (n.). Related: Mooned; mooning.


n. 1 The largest satellite of Earth. 2 Any natural satellite of a planet. 3 (context literary English) A month, particularly a lunar month. vb. 1 (context transitive colloquial English) To display one's buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest. 2 (context intransitive colloquial English) (''usually followed by'' '''over''' ''or'' '''after''') To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated with someone. 3 To spend time idly, absent-mindedly. 4 (context transitive English) To expose to the rays of the Moon.

  1. v. have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake; "She looked out the window, daydreaming" [syn: daydream]

  2. be idle in a listless or dreamy way [syn: moon around, moon on]

  3. expose one's buttocks to; "moon the audience"

  1. n. the natural satellite of the Earth; "the average distance to the moon is 384,400 kilometers"; "men first stepped on the moon in 1969"

  2. any object resembling a moon; "he made a moon lamp that he used as a night light"; "the clock had a moon that showed various phases"

  3. the period between successive new moons (29.531 days) [syn: lunar month, lunation, synodic month]

  4. the light of the moon; "moonlight is the smuggler's enemy"; "the moon was bright enough to read by" [syn: moonlight, moonshine]

  5. United States religious leader (born in Korea) who founded the Unification Church in 1954; was found guilty of conspiracy to evade taxes (born in 1920) [syn: Sun Myung Moon]

  6. any natural satellite of a planet; "Jupiter has sixteen moons"

Moon (disambiguation)

The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite.

Moon may also refer to:

Moon (Gackt album)

Moon is the third full-length studio album released by Japanese solo artist Gackt on June 19, 2002. Instead of a booklet, the album comes with a printed note by the artist, asking readers to "sense" the record's story, rather than analyzing the lyrics. The booklet was eventually included in the packaging of Moon's 2003 follow-up Crescent. Both albums are conceptually linked, as well as his more recent albums Diabolos and Last Moon from the "Moon Saga".

Moon (Kyoko Fukada album)
  1. redirect Kyoko Fukada

Category:Kyoko Fukada albums Category:2000 albums

Moon (Steve Lacy album)

Moon is the ninth album by soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and was recorded in Rome in 1969 and originally released on the BYG Actuel label. It features five compositions by Lacy performed by Lacy, Italo Toni, Claudo Volonte, Irene Aebi, Marcello Melis and Jacques Thollot.


The Moon is Earth's only permanent natural satellite. It is one of the largest natural satellites in the Solar System, and the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits (its primary). It is the second- densest satellite among those whose densities are known (after Jupiter's satellite Io).

The Moon is thought to have formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago, not long after Earth. There are several hypotheses for its origin; the most widely accepted explanation is that the Moon formed from the debris left over after a giant impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body called Theia.

The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing the same face, with its near side marked by dark volcanic maria that fill the spaces between the bright ancient crustal highlands and the prominent impact craters. It is the second-brightest regularly visible celestial object in Earth's sky after the Sun, as measured by illuminance on Earth's surface. Its surface is actually dark (although it can appear a very bright white) with a reflectance just slightly higher than that of worn asphalt. Its prominence in the sky and its regular cycle of phases have made the Moon an important cultural influence since ancient times on language, calendars, art, and mythology.

The Moon's gravitational influence produces the ocean tides, body tides, and the slight lengthening of the day. The Moon's current orbital distance is about thirty times the diameter of Earth, with its apparent size in the sky almost the same as that of the Sun, resulting in the Moon covering the Sun nearly precisely in total solar eclipse. This matching of apparent visual size will not continue in the far future. The Moon's linear distance from Earth is currently increasing at a rate of per year, but this rate is not constant.

The Soviet Union's Luna programme was the first to reach the Moon with unmanned spacecraft in 1959; the United States' NASA Apollo program achieved the only manned missions to date, beginning with the first manned lunar orbiting mission by Apollo 8 in 1968, and six manned lunar landings between 1969 and 1972, with the first being Apollo 11. These missions returned over of lunar rocks, which have been used to develop a geological understanding of the Moon's origin, the formation of its internal structure, and its subsequent history. After the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, the Moon has been visited only by unmanned spacecraft.

Moon (visual novel)

Moon (styled as Moon.) is a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Tactics, a brand of Nexton, released on November 21, 1997 playable on Windows PCs. The game was described by the development team as a . The story follows the protagonist Ikumi Amasawa, a girl who joins an organization called Fargo in the hopes of discovering why and how her mother died, who was a member of the same group. The gameplay in Moon follows a branching plot line which offers pre-determined scenarios with courses of interaction, and focuses on the three female main characters. The game ranked twice in the national top 50 for best-selling PC games sold in Japan.

Much of the staff that created the game later became the founding members of the visual novel brand Key. Moon was the starting point for Key's origins, and was the first time the principal Key team was formed. A novel based on the game written by Midori Tateyama was released in July 1998 by Movic. The game's original soundtrack was released bundled with Dōsei's soundtrack in August 2000 at Comiket 58; Dōsei was Tactics' first game. Moon has been referenced in other media not directly related to the game, such as in Tactics' third game One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e, and in the second anime adaptation of Key's first game Kanon.

Moon (Björk song)

"Moon" is a song by Icelandic artist Björk. It is the first track on her album Biophilia and was released as the fourth and final single before the release of the album. Each song in the album features a theme related to nature. In "Moon", Björk explores the lunar cycles and the effect they have on Earth.

Moon (Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor album)

Moon is a studio album by Canadian musician Kenny Wheeler and British pianist John Taylor, recorded in 2001 and released on Egea Records. The album also features clarinetist Gabriele Mirabassi on some tracks.

Moon (video game)

Moon is a first-person shooter video game developed by Renegade Kid exclusively for the Nintendo DS. The game was originally set to be shipped in North America on November 18, 2008, but the developer later pushed back the release to January 13, 2009. It was also released on July 3, 2009 in Europe.

The game's publishing rights were originally owned by Mastiff Games in the United States following a five-year agreement. In January 2014, it was announced the agreement had since expired, consequently giving Renegade Kid back complete ownership of the title, including publishing rights, and paving way for a potential sequel in development. On January 24, 2014, Renegade Kid unveiled an episodic Nintendo 3DS remake/expansion titled Moon Chronicles.

Moon (EP)

Moon (stylized as MOON) is the 40th single released in Japan by soloist Koda Kumi. Much like her past summer single FREAKY and 4 hot wave, MOON carried four songs. It charted at #2 on Oricon and stayed on the charts for nineteen weeks. It was released in CD and CD+DVD editions, with the limited editions of both versions carrying the "Piano Version" of Moon Crying.

MOON is certified Gold by RIAJ for shipment of 100,000 copies. It is her last single to pass the 100,000 mark in Oricon sales to date. Moon Crying was certified triple platinum for 750,000 downloads in January 2014.

Moon (film)

Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell ( Sam Rockwell), a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining helium-3 on the far side of the Moon. It was the feature debut of director Duncan Jones. Kevin Spacey voices Sam's robot companion, GERTY. Moon premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was released in selected cinemas in New York and Los Angeles on 12 June 2009. The release was expanded to additional theatres in the United States and Toronto on both 3 and 10 July and to the United Kingdom on 17 July.

Moon was modestly budgeted and grossed just under $10 million worldwide but was well received by critics. Rockwell's performance found praise as did the film's scientific realism and plausibility. It won numerous film critic and film festival awards and was nominated for Outstanding British Film at the BAFTAs.

Moon (Korean name)

Moon, also spelled Mun, is a Korean family name, a single-syllable Korean given name, and an element in some two-syllable Korean given names. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write it.

Moon (given name)

Moon is a given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Moon Bloodgood, actress and model
  • Moon Landrieu, politician and former Mayor of New Orleans
  • Moon Martin, singer and songwriter
  • Moon Moon Sen, Indian actress
  • Moon Zappa, actress and writer
Moon (Snowbird album)

Moon is the debut studio album by American/British duo Snowbird. It was released in January 2014 by Bella Union. The album also contains a bonus second disc, titled Luna, consisting of remixes by RxGibbs.

Moon (surname)

Moon is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alan R. Moon (born 1951), British designer of board games
  • Angus Moon QC (born 1962), British barrister
  • Aliona Moon (born 1989), Moldovan singer
  • Ben Moon (disambiguation)
  • Brendan Moon (born 1958), Australian rugby union player
  • Charles Moon, American politician
  • Darvin Moon, American amateur poker player
  • David Moon, computer scientist and Lisp programmer
  • Dean Moon (1927–1987), American hot rod pioneer and founder of the Mooneyes brand of car accessories
  • Edwin Moon (1886–1920), British aviation pioneer and war hero
  • Elizabeth Moon (born 1945), American science fiction and fantasy author
  • Eric Moon (born 1923), American librarian and editor
  • George Moon (1909–1981), British actor
  • Hartley Moon (1877–after 1934), U.S. Army officer, adjutant general of Alabama
  • Jamario Moon (born 1980), American professional basketball player
  • Joel Moon (born 1988), Australian rugby league player
  • Keith Moon (1946–1978), drummer for rock band The Who
  • Kevin Moon (born 1987), Scottish footballer
  • Lorna Moon (1886–1930), American author and screenwriter
  • Lottie Moon (1840–1912), American Baptist missionary to China
  • Madeleine Moon (born 1950), British MP for Bridgend
  • Mick Moon (Rupert Vance "Mick" Moon, 1892–1986), Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Odas Moon (c.1892–1937), American aviation pioneer
  • Parker Thomas Moon (1892–1936), US educator and political scientist
  • Parry Moon (1898–1988), American electrical engineer
  • Paul Moon (born 1968), New Zealand historian
  • Peter Moon (disambiguation)
  • Richard Moon (born 6 1979), Australian ice hockey player
  • Robert Charles Moon (1844–1914), English ophthalmologist
  • Robert James Moon (1911–1989), American physicist, chemist and engineer
  • Ronald Moon (born 1940), Chief Justice of the Hawaii State Supreme Court
  • Rupert Moon (born 1968), Welsh rugby union player
  • Rupert Vance Moon: see Mick Moon
  • Sarah Moon (born 1941), French photographer
  • Sheri Moon (born 1970), American actress and fashion designer
  • Slim Moon (born 1967), American record producer and musician
  • Wally Moon (born 1930), American major league baseball player
  • Warren Moon (born 1956), quarterback in US and Canadian football
  • Warren Moon (footballer) (born 1982), Australian soccer player
  • William Moon (1818–1894), English inventor of Moon type, a writing system for the blind

Usage examples of "moon".

Kuhmbuhluhners on their big horses, aided and abetted, if the tales of the fugitives were to be believed, by bearded Ahrmehnee warriors and even Moon Maidens.

Once in a while, though, there would be glimpses of the sun--which looked abnormally large--and of the moon, whose markings held a touch of difference from the normal that I could never quite fathom.

He was a loathsome, gorilla-like thing, with abnormally long arms which I could not help calling fore legs, and a face that conjured up thoughts of unspeakable Congo secrets and tom-tom poundings under an eerie moon.

Yet he abode with them long, and ate and drank amidst the hay with them till the moon shone brightly.

What had killed Aby and Moon had no relation to anything, no grudge, no personal reason.

He remembered Aby living, Aby on Moon, blithe and beautiful, coming down the road in the safe lowlands.

The rogue showed up and spooked the convoy, sent Aby and Moon right off the mountain.

You got yourself down that mountain and you left Moon on her own, the way you left Aby lying there for the spooks!

Now the brothers would tear Achar apart in their hatred for each other, tear it apart until finally they stood sword to sword in the Chamber of the Moons.

When we get to Achillea we slingshot round the moon onto a Lalonde trajectory and jump in.

Their flight to Achillea and the slingshot round its moon had passed off flawlessly.

The gathering clouds parted briefly and a crescent moon flooded the bay with a brilliant, achromatic light.

In retrospect, Addle realized that the whole event should have been much more terrifying: breaking into a cemetery near midnight, on an evening when the moon was a great bloodshot eye in the sky.

A furious fire was opened on the advancing troops, who were clearly visible in the light of a full moon.

Beyond the five low points of the dead volcanoes on the black horizon, against the fading greenish afterglow, the New Moon was rising.